Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Guilford Rail System changed its name to Pan Am Railways in 2006. Discussion relating to the current operations of the Boston & Maine, the Maine Central, and the Springfield Terminal railroads (as well as the Delaware & Hudson while it was under Guilford control until 1988). Official site can be found here: PANAMRAILWAYS.COM.

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Mikejf
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by Mikejf » Mon May 14, 2018 3:44 pm

$150,000 for 2 and a parts source is a steal.. Unless the 72 is stripped..

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by johnpbarlow » Tue May 15, 2018 7:33 am

I guess the Heber Valley 2-8-0 is still undergoing restoration? In addition to three steam locomtoives, Heber Valley RR has a fairly eclectic collection of diesels (including an ex-UP GP9):
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD NW2 No. 1011
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD NW2 No. 1043
- Ex-Union Pacific EMD GP-9 No. 296
- Ex-USATC EMD MRS-1 No. 1813
- Ex-United States Army Transportation Corps Baldwin (rebuilt with a Caterpillar prime mover) RS4TC-1 number 4028
- Ex-United States Army Davenport 44-ton diesel-electric locomotive No. 1218

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Heber_Valley_Railroad
https://hebervalleyrr.org/

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by backroadrails » Fri May 18, 2018 5:58 pm

Trains has a article on the sale, I guess with the arrival of the Gp9’s the Heber Valley will retire it’s MRS-1.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Jun 05, 2018 10:14 am

Have the 3 GP9's been shipped out yet?

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by Backshophoss » Tue Jun 05, 2018 7:55 pm

Did PAR "patch" the trio with Herber Valley reporting marks when shipped west?
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

backroadrails
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by backroadrails » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:47 am

I don’t believe they have been shipped since there are not 1,000,000 posts on the Pan Am Railfans group on Facebook.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by newpylong » Wed Jun 06, 2018 12:06 pm

You'll be able to ride the foam from Waterville to Rotterdam.

b&m 1566
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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by b&m 1566 » Wed Jun 06, 2018 2:53 pm

backroadrails wrote:I don’t believe they have been shipped since there are not 1,000,000 posts on the Pan Am Railfans group on Facebook.
That is very true.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:25 am

I'm hearing chatter about the 3 GP9's being shipped out by the end of the month; has anyone else heard the same thing?

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by backroadrails » Thu Jul 19, 2018 2:53 pm

This isn’t verifiable right now but according to a comment on Facebook the Gp9’s aren’t going to Utah. Herber Valley couldn’t come up with the money to truck them to their line so they backed out. I have no idea if this is true or not but if it is I guess I beat everyone to it.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by b&m 1566 » Tue Sep 04, 2018 10:45 am

Are there any updates on the GP9's? Are they going to Heber or someplace else?

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by KSmitty » Wed Sep 05, 2018 12:40 pm

Heber still.

They are doing some work to install bump stops to help keep the couplers aligned. Most roads won't ship equipment without alignment control couplers these days, once thats taken care of they are supposed to be shipped out.

They have been relettered, I believe to RCPX, for the move.

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by b&m 1566 » Thu Sep 06, 2018 2:40 pm

RCPX - Southern Illinois Railcar
I had to look that one up. What do they have to do with Heber?

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by Backshophoss » Thu Sep 06, 2018 3:02 pm

May have been involved as a "broker" to allow interchange to UP Provo Ut yard .
Herber Valley is isolated from the rest of the national network.
The Land of Enchantment is not Flyover country!

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Re: Pan Am's Heritage Locomotives

Post by KSmitty » Fri Sep 07, 2018 6:34 pm

They are lettered RCPX.

Gotta have some reporting mark for interchange. Neither were properly labeled for interchange as they were both technically still ST units, but displayed no ST marks outside the cab. Just as easy to use someone else's marks, and as was said the mark's owner may be involved as a broker, or as a contractor to handle the move. Or their mark may have simply been available for use...

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